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1920's Japan 10 Sen coin earrings Yata sacred mirror floral Tokyo Japanese Samurai symbol Judo Nippon Kenji Chrysanthemum blossom e000054

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Japan 10 Sen {1920-1932} 3S 7L

Taisho & Show era

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front: wave pattern background and flower-like form of sacred mirror around hole in center flanked by dots with authority on top and date below

In ancient Japan, mirrors were especially revered as rare and mysterious objects. In 1339, Chikafusa Kitabatake wrote (in the Jinno Shotoki) that they were seen as a “source of honesty” because they reflect “everything good and bad, right and wrong… without fail.” In fact, one of Japan’s three most important imperial treasures is a sacred mirror called Yata-no-Kagami.

Lettering:
· 本 日 大 ·

back: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)

Paulownia Flower with Heart shaped leaf

Lettering: 錢 十

Translation: Ten Sen

The Paulownia Flower Seal is the official seal of Government or the Prime Minister of Japan.
Whereas the Chrysanthemum Flower seal is both the Coat of Arms of Japan & Emperor's Royal Seal.

• quantity 1 pair {2 coins}
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper-Nickel coin
• diameter: 22 mm
• weight: 3.75 g

SILVER PLATED 304 STAINLESS STEEL EAR WIRES
• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6 x 2 mm coil
• Metal: silver plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of open loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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